Burlington Breezes Past Lingle-Ft. Laramie To Repeat As 1A Boys Basketball State Champs [VIDEO]
Video highlights of the Saturday, March 7th, 1A Boys Basketball State Championship Game, between Lingle-Ft. Laramie vs. Burlington, played at the Casper Events Center.
Scroll down to see highlights!
The Huskies would defend their state championship, by dominating the Doggers from start to finish, and would complete their second straight season of going undefeated vs. 1A opponents.
With all the games and apps these days...I wonder if there is one where you can control a camera guy and work the camera so that he gets the highlights of the big game? On second thought...I don't want someone controlling my actions.
Lingle-Ft. Laramie vs. Burlington in the 1A State Championship...first quarter...Burlington wearing the black..down 1-to-nothing...Nicholas Carrizales will take care of that problem...nothing to it...and now we have a score of 3-to-1.
Later...the score is knotted up at 6, and the Huskies were ready to mush and make their big move...Jess McNiven was one of four players to score in double figures...he was just getting started. We have an 8-to-6 score right now.
Then things got a little crazy on the court...we have ourselves a hot potato...eventually the boys in black would get it, and give it to Trevor Wardell who will get the finish...now he has his team ahead 10-to-6, and there was more to come.
The defense did its job as well...McNiven gets the turn-over, and then he feeds it ahead to Carrizales for another 2 of his 10 points. We were starting to find out who the alpha dog was this game...the scoreboard now reads 14-to-6.
Lingle-Ft. Laramie needed to get it gear soon, or else they were going to be left behind...Barry Greenwald is able to provide a much needed basket...but his boys were down 16-to-8 after the first 8 minutes.
Second quarter...a number of players produced for the defending champs...some more than others, but the smaller contributions helped as well...here's Bridger Jones with a hook shot kiss off the glass...that would move the score up to 18-to-8.
The Doggers had their moments as well...here's another by Greenwald, that would make it 18-to-10...the problem was no one on his team scored more than 8 points individually.
The Huskies were able to keep the game at their pace...and when they had a chance to go...they did...McNiven...bucket...foul...14 points for the senior...now we have a 20-to-12 contest.
It was about time to unleash another one of their scoring threats...Jared Peterson...3-ball in the side pocket...and drains it. He had a really good game...that one would double up the score at 26-to-13.
It has been awhile since Lingle-Ft. Laramie has made it this far...they last won it all back in 1990...Matthew Bebo throws up a 3 for the heck of it...and I think that calmed down the nerves some...but his squad was still looking at a 28-to-17 disadvantage.
Sometimes...you just got to take a chance or 2...you never know how it will pay off...Dallen Fleenor saw a lane and went through it...nice finish as well...but the Doggers were down 33-to-21, going into the locker room.
3rd quarter...the Huskies would take over for good...and how...the ball almost got away...but they would recover and Wardell would take care of the rest for 2 more of his 14...we have a 35-to-21 score.
The boys in black could do no wrong...in fact they did whatever they wanted...here's Nathan Carrizales...this was his only 3 points of the game...good timing...now it's 38-to-21.
Like I said...whatever they wanted to do...and they did it from where-ever they wanted. Wardell pops from the free throw line and connects again...Burlington was in full control...now ahead 40-to-23.
The entire 2nd half was one big run...I'll tell you the numbers later...Wardell scores in traffic...and 1...the Huskies would outscore the opposition 19-to-8 in the quarter...and held a 52-to-29 advantage, going into the final 8 minutes.
4th quarter...we are going to cut these highlights a little short...we do not like to show too much of a one-sided game...check out the finish by Peterson on the far side...he led all scorers with 17 points...it is wayyy out of reach now..59-to-31 is the score.
Actually...that's enough...Burlington would outscore Lingle-Ft. Laramie in the second half, 33-to-13, and would easily repeat as state champs...final score...66-to-34.
For the second year in a row, the Huskies would go unbeaten vs. 1A opponents, and finish the season with a record of 22-and-5.